Finally booked a trip to see Northern Cyprus - always wanted to see the other side of the island
  • Day12

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    October 9, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Well it was a good trip, not too sure about kyrenia itself but the castles, history and scenery were fantastic. Its so sad to see such archaeology and artifacts so neglected.

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  • Day11

    Last day

    October 8, 2019 in Cyprus ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Well it's a chill day today last day here and 6.30 am flight back tomorrow.
    Woken by turkish forces on there way to the exercises that stopped the paragliding 🤔

  • Day9

    Nicosia

    October 6, 2019 in Cyprus ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    A quick stop at nicosia - not really my thing though - certainly changed a lot since I was last here

  • Day8

    Kantara castle

    October 5, 2019 in Cyprus ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Drove back along the road to kantara Castle, its quite a steep narrow track up to the castle and was I relieved when I reached the car park as there were 2 x 56 seater coaches just about to set off down the track. If I had been ten minutes later I would have met them head on half way up the track, then god knows how things would have worked out as there are very few passing points!

    Anyhow arrived and although the castle is again spectacular hewn out of the rock it really doesn't compare to St. Hilarion and also luckily not as many steps
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  • Day7

    St hilarion castle

    October 4, 2019 in Cyprus ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Wow I think the last time I climbed so many steps was when I visited the treasury in Petra, and believe it or not it is hotter in Cyprus than when I visited petra!

    That aside what a fairy tale setting this is - aparrently it inspired Walt Disney for his snow white setting.

    Absolutely gorgeous, three differing castles in one but I have to wonder about having royal apartments over 700 metres up a rocky route that even a mountain goat would struggle with.

    It really does make you wonder at the fitness and agility of those that built this into the mountain - even more so when you visit the stable how on earth people managed to get things that high up a mountain. Is beyond belief!
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